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People in the last days and hours of life may experience a spectrum of distressing physical symptoms. Find out what you can prescribe to help bring relief at this crucial time.
Many palliative patients have frequent contact with hospital services in their last year of life. Ensure your patient has a GREAT discharge by following our guide.
Around 1-in-3 older patients admitted as an emergency will die within 12 months of admission. However, many will benefit from a palliative approach to care alongside their treatment.
AML peak incidence is 85-89 years. Patients may present with severe sepsis or DIC, however, many won’t be critically ill on presentation.
There are many regular yet critical medications that MUST be given to patients whilst in the Emergency Department. Time is of the essence.
There are on average 1000-2000 cases of scarlet fever every winter in the UK, with children aged 4-8 years among the most affected.
Commonly affecting 2-4 infants per 1000 between 4-6 weeks of age when the pyloric muscle becomes thickened and obstructs the passage of milk into the bowel.
Methaemoglobinaemia is a rare but life-threatening emergency that can be fully reversed. It is characterised by an increase in the amount of MetHb in the blood.
Carbon monoxide can't be seen, can't be smelled and can't be heard. But it CAN be stopped. Learn what the mild, severe and long-term effects of CO poisoning can have on a person.
The assessment of an infant’s feeding is arguably one of the most important cornerstones of paediatric practice.
Kawasaki Disease is a vasculitis affecting medium-sized arteries and is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in the developed world.
Osgood-Schlatter disease is a self-limiting disorder causing anterior knee pain in 20% of children that participate in sports.